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Linda Stihl

Linda Stihl

Doctoral student

Linda Stihl

Power relations and local agency: a comparative study of European mining towns

Author

  • Franziska Görmar
  • Markus Grillitsch
  • Vladan Hruska
  • Melinda Mihály
  • Erika Nagy
  • Jan Písa
  • Linda Stihl

Summary, in English

Local agency is marked by its structural boundedness including nation state strategies. We investigate the dynamic and mutually constitutive interrelationship between agency and state strategies to better understand and explain change in local development with the examples of four mining towns: Kiruna (Sweden), Zeitz (Germany), Most (Czechia) and Tatabánya (Hungary). They embody processes of industrial transition and mining activities that are heavily regulated by (supra-) national authorities and marked by constantly changing multiscalar power relations. We find local agency is constrained by rather specific relations and can be facilitated by more complementary ones, both on local level and between different scales

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography
  • CIRCLE

Publishing year

2022-03-28

Language

English

Publication/Series

Urban Research & Practice

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Human Geography
  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Mining regions
  • Local agency
  • State strategies
  • Power relations
  • Regional development

Status

Epub

Project

  • Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1753-5069